QuarterFive Fundraising Recruitment is a specialist agency for charities and fundraisers. We provide clients with access to the best fundraising talent in the sector, and offer candidates expert support in securing their next fundraising role.

Whether you spend your days writing bids, approaching companies, cultivating the wealthy, organising events, creating direct marketing campaigns, engaging communities, promoting legacies, or directing a mix of the above, we’ll understand what you’re talking about and be able to advise you on finding the job or candidate you really want.

We focus exclusively on fundraising recruitment and are committed to high quality service over high volume business. Generic, mass recruitment we are not.

Our team

Meet the QuarterFive team

Ed Cherry

Senior Appointments
07784 611811

He loves working closely with CEOs and SMTs to shape job briefs, build senior recruitment campaigns and utilise his extensive fundraising networks to engage the very best fundraising leaders for Q5’s clients.

He has recruited Directors of Fundraising and senior teams heads for organisations including Action Against Hunger, ActionAid, Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Asthma UK, Breast Cancer Now, Cancer Research UK, Crisis, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Depaul UK, Fight For Sight, Frontline, International Crisis Group, Mind, mothers2mothers, Plan UK, Scope, Sense, Shelter, Sightsavers, Stonewall and Terrence Higgins Trust.

Outside of work he loves walking, music, cooking and travel. His obsession with fermenting home grown chillies into violently hot sauces is not shared by his family.

Martin Bartlett

Senior Appointments
07850 352780

People, process and gardening are what get Martin out of bed in the morning. He loves enabling our consultants to work at their best – to thrive and grow on their own terms rather than as cogs in a faceless agency.

He is also a dab hand at recruiting senior roles across a range of fundraising disciplines, for organisations that include Action Against Hunger, Action for Children, Action on Hearing Loss, Alzheimer’s Society, Amnesty International UK, Arthritis UK, CALM, Concern Worldwide, FareShare, Fight for Peace, Housing for Women, International Crisis Group, the Prince’s Trust, Right To Play, the Silver Line, Stonewall, Sue Ryder, War Child and West London Zone.

Emily Birch

Lead Consultant
Corporate Fundraising
07851 879269

Emily finds the charity-commercial crossover fascinating and never tires of talking to candidates and clients about their latest successes. She enjoys helping people secure their first job in the sector as much as working with experienced fundraisers on senior, strategic roles. Emily has recruited for a wide range of organisations, including Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, Action for Children, Shelter, Maggie’s, Crisis, Centrepoint, the NPSCC and Football Beyond Borders.

A sport psychology graduate and Ironman triathlete (tattoo pending), she can often be heard banging on about DOMS and junk miles,  before binging on chocolate raisins.

Joe Hartley

Research Manager
07497 806406

His keen eye for detail and systematic collection of fundraising recruitment data from across the sector enables us to provide our clients with comprehensive insight into salary averages, team structures and trends.

When not competing for SE London-based running club Kent AC, he is making incredibly poor choices in office snacks – fondue flavoured crisps being a recent disappointment.

Dawn Ballard

Senior Consultant
Regional, Community and Events
07939 039041

Her deep understanding of fundraising and dedication to proactively supporting people in their career development has enabled her to find superb fundraisers from assistant to head-level for Battersea, Bloodwise, Place2Be, Stonewall and the Silver Line, to name a few.

Dawn produces the podcast Charity Chat and holds no less than four Guinness World Records in two of her passions: fancy dress and dancing.

Naomi Carruthers

Naomi Carruthers

Senior Consultant
High Value Fundraising
07538 576637

From officer to director level she has recruited fundraisers for organisations including Shelter, Battersea, United World Schools, Independent Age, Child Bereavement UK, Mencap, WaterAid, Tommy’s, Sense and Fight for Peace.

Between meetings she has a tendency for necking Gold Top milk and sharing her terrible dad joke humour with the rest of the office.

Janice Hardy

Janice Hardy

Senior Consultant
Public Fundraising
07939 142426

She brings 12 years senior recruitment experience to her role and has recruited public fundraisers at all levels for leading charities.

Outside work, she spends time with her unruly rescue dog and plays in goal for her five-a-side football team.

Sarah Bowie

Sarah Bowie

Major Donor and Trusts Fundraising
07538 576710

In these roles Sarah led national and regional media campaigns across the medical, military and government sectors. She brings a firm understanding of the importance of cross team working, and is a passionate advocate of this in the third sector, ensuring that an organisation’s mission and vision can be achieved in an holistic manner.

Sarah finds the major donor and trusts fundraising sectors fascinating and, as a working mum of two, loves helping candidates who are looking for meaningful but flexible roles find their ideal position. She is a strong believer in the ability to balance both work and home life.

Kayleigh McCallion

Kayleigh McCallion

Senior Consultant
High Value and Corporate Fundraising
07939 141685

Driven by the incredible contributions that her charity clients bring to the world, she thrives on placing the right high value and corporate fundraisers in the right positions, and on keeping beneficiaries provided for.

Kayleigh achieves a solid work-life balance by squatting Janice in order to maintain her status as a National standard competitive powerlifter, and can destroy a box of After Eights in four minutes.

Success stories



Direct Marketing

Director/Head of Fundraising



Major Donor